If all goes well, Twinkies and Ho-Hos will return to store shelves by summer, as private equity firm Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. submitted a $410 million bid to buy the bankrupt Hostess Brands. The news might disappoint Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama and anyone who had stashed boxes of Twinkies in the freezer as an investment, but for the most part, Americans are thrilled that Twinkie-pocalypse wasn’t necessarily the end.
Just heard a rumor floating around #SXSW that Twinkies are going to be back by summer!!!
— sitegoals (@sitegoals) March 12, 2013
Hopefully they aren't playing with my emotions….but the twinkies are making a comeback?!!!? #Yes!!
— Rachel M (@_raesworld425) March 12, 2013
Twinkies are returning. All is well in the world.
— Alan Torres (@cuppingmaster) March 12, 2013
HALLELUJAH! I may get to finish the Twinkie stash in my office. http://t.co/txDyyNVnTk
— Jigbie Aguirre (@CMPLICATD) March 12, 2013
Twinkies are coming back this summer!!! I repeat, TWINKIES ARE COMIN BACK!!! Lol
— Coach B (@boobiegotti2) March 12, 2013
So I can start eating my stash? RT @KFYI Twinkies may be back on store shelves by this summer. That's the word from the new owner of Hostess
— Kristen Jarnagin (@krisjar) March 12, 2013
@moviepastor We serve a great and powerful God…Twinkies are coming back!!!!
— Chris Elrod (@ChrisElrod) March 12, 2013
Hah told my mom twinkies are coming back she felt pretty dumb for freezing 40+ twinkies in our freezer
— Beyonce Pad Thai (@Sam_iAM12) March 12, 2013
The news isn’t good for unions either. The New York Post reports that Apollo will outsource production to existing bakeries and distribution to third-party drivers rather than reopen shuttered Hostess plants.
Twinkies are back! The market got rid of one set of entrepreneurs and replaced them with no government bailout! http://t.co/47Ygcx3T4Z
— Mark Thornton (@DrMarkThornton) March 12, 2013
Billionaire buys Twinkies; will restart production. Won't rehire union workers who drove company out of business. http://t.co/375N2g82C3
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) March 12, 2013
Twinkies are back, dude. But the unions lost big. Apollo will use third-party groups to bake and distribute http://t.co/6xXriKzDAi
— ▪️ dustin tate ▪️ (@dustintate) March 12, 2013
— Orwellian Chronicles (@Orwell_2012) March 12, 2013